Graduates of single-sex education rate themselves much higher in intellectual self-confidence, writing ability, and public speaking ability, all skills that are vital to success in education and beyond.

Careers at Lincoln

Associate Director of Admission


Lincoln School is looking to hire a Full-Time Associate Director of Admission to join a team that plays an integral role in the recruitment, enrollment, and retention efforts for Nursery to Grade 12.  This 12-month position has a key role in communicating and building relationships with prospective families and students for predominately the Middle School division, however, will be involved throughout our Nursery to Grade 12 enrollment efforts.

Additional duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for cultivating relationships with area feeder schools in an effort to attract qualified applicants to Lincoln School. Duties include attending and managing school fairs, placement director visits, sharing considerable knowledge about Lincoln School to students, families, and school administrators.
  • Plan, organize, and execute admissions and special events as designated by and in collaboration with the Admission team; includes but is not limited to Open Houses, re-visit days, etc.
  • Create and manage initiatives to promote and attract candidates for Middle and Upper School divisions. Ensure best experience for applicant visit days, interview prospective student and parent(s), educate families about Lincoln School.
  • Communicate with families from inquiry process, through application, and into admission decisions.
  • Member of Admission Committee with the responsibility of making decisions of candidate’s application for enrollment. Solid judgement and knowledge of institution’s enrollment goals and mission is required.
  • Member of Communication and Admission teams with the responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive and dynamic mission based communication strategy.


  • The ability to independently manage competing demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • The ability to connect with multiple constituents including current and prospective families, students, colleagues, and sending schools
  • Strong computer skills
  • Minimum of two years of admission experience or related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Julie Stafford, Human Resource, Benefits and Payroll Coordinator at

Advancement Officer

The Opportunity

Lincoln School seeks an experienced Advancement Officer to join a dynamic and growing team at an exciting time in the life of the School. The successful candidate will play a prominent role in securing philanthropic support for Lincoln’s strategic priorities and mission.

About Lincoln School

Founded in 1884, Lincoln operates at the intersection of tradition and innovation. As the nation’s only independent school for girls based on Quaker values, they offer a unique experience for Kindergarten through Grade 12.

At Lincoln, girls come first.  At Lincoln, girls hold all of the leadership positions. Through its size and mission—with a dynamic, challenging and innovative academic program, the School prepares girls to build their confidence; through successes, and through trial and error, through discovery, through laughter, and with joy. Girls practice speaking up and out, tapping into strengths even they may not know they had.

About Our Team

The Advancement Office is a small team of talented professionals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the School’s mission, customer service, excellence, and an unrelenting desire to surpass expectations. The team values personal and professional growth, works hard, and has fun. Their polish, knowledge of the School, and humility allow them to confidently collaborate with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, parents, alumnae, volunteers, students, faculty, and peers. Lincoln attracts people who are mission-driven professionals who enjoy a fast-paced environment. They are positive teammates with an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong sense of initiative, and a commitment to advancing all girls’ education.

About You

You are a highly productive self-starter with excellent strategic, relationship-building, communication, and diplomacy skills. You are flexible and resilient, a problem-solver who is comfortable with ambiguity and who pitches in whenever and wherever needed. Exceptional writing and editing skills with a sharp attention to detail are your trademark. A results-oriented professional, you have proven yourself as someone who can take on increased responsibility, collaborate with and mentor others, and tackle competing priorities with integrity, humor, and sound judgment. You demonstrate concern for others, share your ideas confidently and respectfully, and approach your work with cheerful persistence. You understand the importance of best practices in fundraising but embrace change and creative solutions to meet the unique needs of the Lincoln community.

Position Summary:

  • Develop and execute strategies to enhance engagement and secure support from individuals at the major gift level ($50,000 to $1,000,000+) as part of a comprehensive fundraising process. For example: The successful candidate will have the ability to take a prospective donor at the $5,000 annual fund level, and, in a donor-centric way, quickly move the prospect to the major gift level.
  • Design and implement a stewardship program for annual leadership, major, and principal gift donors and prospects that is in keeping with best practices and deepens the relationship between Lincoln and its key supporters.
  • Qualify, cultivate, steward, and solicit a pool of approximately 150+ assigned prospects, while establishing long-term donor relationships that spans multiple generations of alumnae.
  • Schedule and complete between 12-15 prospect visits per month and be responsible for annual fundraising goals
  • Travel approximately up to 50 percent of the time, with the possibility of one international trip a year.
  • Ensure appropriate closure of all planned gifts, including documentation needed to formalize these gifts and serve as liaison with outside counsel when required.
  • The Advancement Officer will also be responsible for organizing selected fundraising efforts and/or projects as assigned.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser in an educational setting is preferred, including success in closing five- and six-figure gifts.
  • Candidates with a minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line salesperson, including success in closing five- and six-figure sales will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Interested candidates, please contact:

Peter Hamilton, Managing Director, Conley Search Group. By phone at (617)-620-9268 or via email at

All inquiries will be treated as confidential.

2018–2019 Coaching Positions

Lincoln School is seeking to hire for the following coaching positions. Interested candidates can contact Ann Palms 401-331-9696 or


Field Hockey

Varsity Head Coach

  • August 20–Late October
  • Monday–Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Middle School Head Coach

  • September 5–Late October
  • Monday–Thursday 3:30–5:30 p.m.


Varsity Assistant Coach

  • August 20–Late October
  • Monday–Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Middle School Assistant Coach

  • September 5–Late October
  • Monday–Thursday 3:30–5:30 p.m.



Varsity Head Coach

  • Late November–Mid February
  • Monday–Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Middle School Coach

  • Late November–Mid February
  • Monday–Thursday 3:30–5:30 p.m.


Middle School Assistant Coach

  • Late November–Mid February
  • Monday–Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m.



Middle School Assistant Coach

  • Late March–May
  • Monday–Thursday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Head of Physical Education Department, 2018–2019

Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently seeking a full-time Physical Education Department Head for the 2018–2019 school year.

The Head of the Physical Education Department will collaborate with members of the department and with division directors to set priorities for Lincoln’s Physical Education curriculum and program. He or she will direct, support and evaluate members of the physical education department, delegate responsibilities, and foster teamwork and collaboration. This person will also chair regular department meetings and participate in wider school community activities and initiatives. As Lincoln develops and implements a comprehensive health and wellness program in the coming school year, this person will communicate and collaborate with Division Heads, the Department Heads team, our Athletic Director, School Nurse, Psychologist, and Athletic Trainer. This person will also serve as an advisor in the Middle School, a coach for a minimum of one season, and will have a commitment to leading a strong PE program forward.

The ideal candidate will bring a history of collaborative, self-directed work, as well as a good sense of humor. Qualified candidates will have experience working with girls in elementary, middle, and high school, and an ability to develop a vision for a comprehensive physical education program across these ages which builds confidence, cooperation, physical health, strength, sports skills, positive social skills, and the value of exercise. Health teaching responsibilities will be determined by individual candidate’s experience in this area. A Master’s degree in Physical Education or related field is preferred with a minimum of 5 years of elementary and/or middle school classroom teaching required.

Interested candidates should send a resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of 3-5 references to Middle and Upper School Administrative Assistant, Kim Lawrence at

Lower School Substitute Teachers

Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5) is looking for Substitute Teachers. If you are interested, please forward your resume and references to Maureen Devlin at Thank you.

Little School Substitute Teachers

The Little School (ages 8 weeks to 3 years old) is currently seeking substitute teachers for their program. Experience with that age preferred. Please send resume and letter of interest to

Lincoln School does not discriminate in admission or access to, or participation in its programs and activities on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, or national or ethnic origin. Nor does Lincoln School discriminate in employment on the basis of any of these categories. Any questions in this regard should be directed to the head of school.